New Member Alert! Meet David Seery

Meet David Seery: NextGen Rotary's Newest Member and Community Advocate
We are delighted to introduce the newest member of NextGen Rotary, David Seery, CFP. Currently serving as a Financial Planner at Forum Financial Management in Thousand Oaks, CA, David brings a wealth of expertise to our club. He holds bachelor's degrees in business and economics, with a strong international emphasis, earned from California State University Channel Islands in Camarillo.
David Seery calls Moorpark home and is not only dedicated to his professional pursuits but also to giving back to the community. He generously volunteers his time at the Conejo Valley Church of Christ, where he tutors first graders, helping them improve their reading and math skills.
We warmly welcome David Seery to NextGen Rotary and are eager to witness the positive impact he is bound to make within our club and the communities we serve. David, we're thrilled to have you join!
New Member Alert! Meet David Seery 2023-10-09 07:00:00Z 0

A September to Remember: NextGen Rotary’s Month of Community, Connection, and Contribution

As the golden hues of fall approach, we are enveloped in the warmth of community spirit and shared purpose. This September, NextGen Rotary has been instrumental in weaving the threads of community, service, and friendship, showcasing the dynamic and diverse activities that define us. From restoring natural beauty to fostering the next generation of leaders and innovating in the digital space, here’s a peek into a month filled with purpose, passion, and a lot of fun!
A September to Remember: NextGen Rotary’s Month of Community, Connection, and Contribution 2023-09-28 07:00:00Z 0
NextGen Rotary Axe Throwing Night  2023-08-21 07:00:00Z 0

NextGen Charter Celebration!

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We are thrilled to announce the chartering of District 5240's Newest Club - the NextGen Rotary Club! DId you know that the last club in District 5240 was formed in 2016?!

HERE is the link to purchase tickets!

The NextGen Rotary Club of 5240 was chartered with a goal of ushering in the “Next Generation” of Rotarians and leaders into this noble organization we so proudly call Rotary. Our members come from a diverse background as working professionals, mothers, fathers, community leaders, and most of all passionate volunteers with service above self at the core of who they are. We chose this name to inspire a new generation of potential members. A generation that the current model of rotary might deem as atypical. We wanted to attract members that might shy away from Rotary and we believed this name embodies who we are and how we perceive philanthropy. There is an unfilled niche in Rotary for a younger generation of Rotarians and we thought that rather than conforming to the current mold, we would develop our own persona.

People join Rotary for service, and we believe they truly stay for the fellowship. So many incredible and deep relationships have have already been formed in our club thanks to the power of Rotary.

Come on - join us, let's celebrate the power of Rotary together on December 4th at 5:30PM!

Chartering Information:

--- Charter Date: June 3, 2021

---Charter President 2021: Robert Rosenberg

---President 2021-2022: James Hilser

---President Elect 2022-2023: Andy Conli


Charter Celebration Program Includes:

-Dinner & Drinks

-Cash Bar (20% of all bar sales donated back to NextGen Rotary Club)

-Special Video Presentation

-Charter Member Pinning Ceremony

-Special Guest Appearances

-Exciting Speakers

-Learn about the NextGen Rotary Club & how membership is growing at record speeds!

-Remarks by Keynote Speaker: Past District Governor Savi Bhim (District 5240 2019-2020)

-DJ & Entertainment


@NextGenRotary on Social Media!

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Rotary’s Response to the 1918 Flu Pandemic

An estimated 500 million people worldwide became infected. Many cities closed theaters and cinemas, and placed restrictions on public gatherings. Rotary clubs adjusted their activities while also helping the sick.

This is how Rotary responded to the influenza pandemic that began in 1918 and came in three waves, lasting more than a year.

The Rotary Club of Berkeley, California, USA, meets in John Hinkel Park during the 1918 flu pandemic.

Photo by Edwin J. McCullagh, 1931-32 club president. Courtesy of the Rotary Club of Berkeley.

Rotary’s Response to the 1918 Flu Pandemic 2020-11-05 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary at the Start of the United Nations

Rotary and the United Nations have a shared history of working toward peace and addressing humanitarian issues around the world.

During World War II, Rotary informed and educated members about the formation of the United Nations and the importance of planning for peace. Materials such as the booklet “From Here On!” and articles in The Rotarian helped members understand the UN before it was formally established and follow its work after its charter. 

Many countries were fighting the war when the term “United Nations” was first used officially in the 1942 “Declaration by United Nations.” The 26 nations that signed it pledged to uphold the ideals expressed by the United States and the United Kingdom the previous year of the common principles “on which they based their hopes for a better future for the world.” 


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History of Women in Rotary

Women are active participants in Rotary, serving their communities in increasing numbers and serving in leadership positions in Rotary. The 1989 Council on Legislation vote to admit women into Rotary clubs worldwide remains a watershed moment in the history of Rotary.
 “My fellow delegates, I would like to remind you that the world of 1989 is very different to the world of 1905. I sincerely believe that Rotary has to adapt itself to a changing world,” said Frank J. Devlyn, who would go on to become RI president in 2000-01. 
The vote followed the decades-long efforts of men and women from all over the Rotary world to allow the admission of women into Rotary clubs, and several close votes at previous Council meetings.
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Young Inventor Eco-Friendly Bricks Come Full Circle

Every hero has an origin story. “I was 10 years old when the entire journey started,” explains Binish Desai. It began with a cartoon called Captain Planet, an animated TV series from the 1990s about an environmentalist with superpowers. Desai can still recite the show’s refrain: Captain Planet, he’s our hero / Gonna take pollution down to zero! “That tagline stuck in my mind,” he says. “I wanted to do something to help Captain Planet.”

Young Inventor Eco-Friendly Bricks Come Full Circle 2020-11-05 06:00:00Z 0

First Club in Philippines Opens Door to Rotary in Asia

In early 1919, Rotarian Roger Pinneo of Seattle, Washington, USA, traveled to the Philippines to try to organize a Rotary club in Manila. Leon J. Lambert, a Manila business leader helped Pinneo establish the club. Several months later, on 1 June 1919, the Rotary Club of Manila was chartered and became the first Rotary club in Asia.

The club would be the only one in the country for more than 12 years. Eventually, Manila club members organized Rotary clubs in the Philippine cities of Cebu (1932) and Iloilo (1933). Iloilo club members then started a club in Bacolod (1937), and Rotary continued to expand across the country.

First Club in Philippines Opens Door to Rotary in Asia 2020-11-05 06:00:00Z 0